Aug. 21, 2019 —
As required by the IG Act, the Lead IG report on three classified overseas contingency operations designated by the Secretary of Defense in February 2018: the East Africa Counterterrorism overseas contingency operation, the North and West Africa Counterterrorism overseas contingency operation, and Operation Yukon Journey. These operations, which seek to degrade al Qaeda and ISIS-affiliated terrorists in specific regions of Africa and the Middle East, are classified. The Lead IG report is classified as a result. We have provided the report to the federal agencies and congressional committees.